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General Bill Raines, Reflections on Return Trip to Vietnam, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 22, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

David Wade, president, EPB, on happenings at EPB, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, June 22, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Hamilton Place, 2232 Center St.

Calvin Sneed, "The Official Bridge Hunter," at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, June 26, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Christy Gillenwater, Chattanooga Chamber president & CEO, at East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Ct. Cost is $12.

Todd Gaither, on 2017-28 Year in Review, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, June 27, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Speaker TBA, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, June 28, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Terry Hart, airport manager, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, on added flights and increased passenger boardings for our city, at East Brainerd Kiwanis, Friday, June 29, noon-1 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Hamilton Place, 2232 Center St.

Irv Berner, Songbird Guitar Museum, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 29, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

America's Independence Day celebration, with a pot luck picnic, at The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society, Tuesday, July 3, noon at the Bachman Center in Walden. Regular meetings will resume in August.

Melissa Fitzpatrick, Bridge Chattanooga, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 6, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Chairman Steve Highlander, school board member, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 9, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Dawn Hjelseth, Greenspaces, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 10, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

Robert Divine, on Immigration and Dreamers, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 12, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Lindsey Becker, Miss Wheelchair Tennessee, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

State Senator Bo Watson, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 16, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Gregg Gentry, chief administrative officer, Erlanger Hospital, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 17, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

George Nelson, The Lineman School, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 19, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

State House District 30 Forum, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 23, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Mary Beth Hudson, Wacker, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 26, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Irv Berner, Songbird Guitar Museum, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, June 29, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Henry Lodge, Lodge Manufacturing, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 2, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Mike Ducker, FedEx, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 9, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Platt Boyd, Branch Technologies, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 16, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, ROBERT LEE  727 E. 11TH CHATTANOOGA, 37403  Age at Arrest: 28 years old Arresting Agency: Chatt. Housing Authority CRIMINAL TRESPASSING --- ARNOLD, ROBIN MELISSA  3368 BROWNDALE RD CHATTANOOGA, 37419  Age at Arrest: 43 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County FUGITIVE ... (click for more)

3 People Killed In Collision With Train In McMinn County

Three people were killed when a car was struck by a train in McMinn County on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened just off Highway 11. It was north of Calhoun, Tn. (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not A Blessed One

When I read, to no great surprise, that 132 of Chattanooga’s “leaders” had signed a letter in support of “socioeconomic integration” in Thursday’s Times Free Press, there were two things that were immediately obvious to me: Not a blessed one would have (a) written such a letter on their personal stationery, and (b) not a blessed one would have ever voted for the current president ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: The Kindness Of John Ward

Wednesday was a bad day for me. I lost two dear friends and great mentors. On Wednesday morning I was informed of the passing of my first television news director at WDEF TV, Ray White. Ray was a super news anchor and an even better man. Ray and I teamed with John Gray to have one of the highest rated newscasts in Chattanooga history; a 42% share of the audience in November of 1978. ... (click for more)

CASL: Thursday's High-Point Scorers

CUMBERLAND HIGH-POINT SCORERS: None reported. RIDGESIDE HIGH-POINT SCORERS: 19 – Arianna Bond, Izzy Bauer, Drew Bond, Madeline Bond 17 – Beccan Fitzsimmons, Taj Goodman, Adelaide Bond, Jack Fitzsimmons 16 – Brynne Burkhart 15 – Alex Lowry 14 – Ryan Carpenter, Kathy Zeglen, Owen Eastman 13 – Asa Hedrick 12 – Erynn Whaley, Monica Suttles 11 – Wally ... (click for more)